Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fighting the Giants

One of the sermons during our conference last week focused on killing the giants in our lives. The speaker pointed out that giants are things that we have to conquer, or trials we're going through or a sin over which we just can't get victory. He used the story of David and Goliath in I Samuel 17, and then he used II Samuel 21:15-22. That second passage talks of giants that needed to be fought toward the end of David's life. According to Scripture, these giants were brothers of Goliath. The sermon was a real encouragement to me, and I just want to share a few points with you.

1. Not everyone fights the same giants. Some of the things I struggle with might seem silly to you. On the other hand, I may have absolutely no trouble with something that you fight against all the time. Have compassion for people no matter what their giant is.

2. Not every giant will attack the same way. Goliath boldly went out before the entire Israelite army, insulting them and their God and challenging them to come fight him. In II Samuel 22, one of the giants was sneaky. He got behind enemy lines and almost killed David before one of his men struck him.

3. The same method does not kill every giant. What worked at one point against the giants in your life may not work at another point. Be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in how to battle the giants.

4. No matter how big the giants are, or how great their weapons are, if God is on our side, then the giants are no match for us.

Just wanted to share a little encouragement today. Been fighting any giants lately?


  1. Thanks for the encouraging words...have a nice day!

  2. Yes and thank you for sharing!

  3. I am fighting giants. Mine are mostly strange ones, like low self-esteem and worry. I struggle with those a lot. I also have a hard time remembering that God is with me and cares for me. But, honestly, sometimes when I am in the pitts of worry and despair, he is the last one I turn to.
    I just realized I don't subscribe to you in my reader and I want to because I always enjoy your posts. So I will remedy that today. Thank you for being such a good blogging friend. It has been lovely "meeting" you!

  4. Love that, Jill.
    Sounds like a great conference.
    Giants beware!

  5. Good stuff. Yes, I have my giants and sometimes I feel like the same giant comes back for a second round. Like I don't kill him, but just stun him for a little while.


  6. What a thought provoking post Jill! Thanks so much for this post. I can identify a few giants of my own after reading it.

    My cousin Jim Wilson is from your area. He is an evangelist.

    Have a blessed week-end!


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